CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jan 31, 1987
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Kidnappers of Jesse Turner, Alan Steen and 2 other Americans recently in Beirut reported issuing ultimatum to Israel; details given.
(Damascus, Syria: Doug Tunnell) Departure of American residents from Beirut, Lebanon, under orders of United States government featured; details given, scenes shown. Contd. concern over fate of Archbishop Robert Runcie's envoy Terry Waite explained. [John WAITE - claims cousin has been betrayed.] [Lebanese communist party spokesperson George HAWI - hopes Waite has not become hostage.] [January 19, WAITE - comments on possibility of abduction.]
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) [Terrorism expert Brian JENKINS - considers Americans who remain in Lebanon are foolish.] [PEOPLE - agree.] [Bruce STEEN - comments on brother's abduction.] Reaction to Iran hostage crisis during Carter administration recalled. [Jimmy CARTER -comments.] [JENKINS - thinks US public has become numb to kidnappings.] [Thursday, State Department spokesperson Chas. REDMAN - notes government's limited abilities to help Americans remaining illegally in Lebanon.] [Jennie YAMIN - describes atmosphere in her section of Beirut.]